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How to use Link to this Location - Tuesday, March 07, 2006

If you've been using mapwow for a while you may have noticed the "Link to this Location" link on right-hand side of the map at the bottom of the menu. This link allows you to share a specific location on the map with other Internet users.

To use the "Link to this Location", first navigate the map to the specific location that you want to share with other users. Then right-click on "Link to this Location". If you're using Internet Explorer, you'll then want to select "Copy Shortcut". If you're using Firefox, you'll then want to select "Copy Link Location". Your clipboard will now contain an URL similar to the following:

http://mapwow.com/?lat=-179.04345989227295&lng=85.0110547410626&zoom=1

You can now paste this URL into your latest forum post, instant messenger, or even the comments for this blog post. When someone else clicks on the link, they'll be instantly taken to the map location that you were at when you copied the link. Check out out the following examples:

Zul'Gurub:
http://mapwow.com/?lat=-179.04345989227295&lng=85.0110547410626&zoom=1
Part of Ahn'Qiraj:
http://mapwow.com/?lat=-179.67384338378906&lng=85.00393261757878&zoom=3
Perhaps the Altar of Storms:
http://mapwow.com/?lat=-179.02451276779175&lng=85.01197647740564&zoom=0
Kazzak's spawn location:
http://mapwow.com/?lat=-179.02633666992187&lng=85.01029707347375&zoom=0

6 Comments:

Blogger SkyStrider said...

Hey guys, this is amazing. I am trying to do the same thing with maps from the Lord of the Rings, but I can't figure out how to get alternative imagery into the API. How do you guys do it?

4:08 PM  
Blogger Boomboom said...

This is fantastic! How did you guys do this? How did you take screenshots from so high above the ground?

3:27 PM  
Blogger SkyStrider said...

Heh, I suppose my question was a bit broad. Anyways, I understand that the API itself is formatted by Javascript, while information on the imagery is stored in XML files. So, I suppose I am on a search for the "magic" XML files. Any help would be appreciated :)

2:38 PM  
Blogger Drew said...

Skystrider, thanks for the great feedback! :)

There's a good tutorial on what you probably want to do here:
http://mapki.com/wiki/Add_Your_Own_Custom_Map#OVERVIEW

9:24 PM  
Blogger SkyStrider said...

Great! Thanks a lot.

10:12 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

check out LOTR based map http://stredozem.panprstenov.com/

8:49 AM  

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